How science can help the college-bound find success and happiness

What makes students happy and successful is the question behind this cool Infographic from Happify. It is also the query stressing parents of the college-bound and students during the graduation season.

Based on the premise that happiness is a skill to be strengthened, Happify’s mission is to “make the benefits of scientific discovery readily available and usable by you in an interactive way.” To do this, they apply their expertise in gaming and technology to findings from “the field of positive psychology—the scientific study of what makes people thrive and lead meaningful lives.”

Parents and their college-bound children may use the tips from Happify, the online personal happiness trainer, as it explains the scientific research on education, striving for success and happiness.

Check out Happify Infographic’s suggestions about becoming “grittier” and the pointers about what benefits and matters to students. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit is the last one that explains the good lifelong news for college grads who earn their degrees during an economic recession.

Infographic: What makes students happy and successful? – Happify

Happify - Infographic - Graduation and Education